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Species Diastictis ventralis - Hodges#5255

White-spotted Brown Moth - Diastictis ventralis Diastictis ventralis White-spotted Brown - Diastictis ventralis Unid Pyralid - Diastictis ventralis Diastictis ventralis  - Diastictis ventralis Unknown moth - Diastictis ventralis White-spotted Brown Moth  - Diastictis ventralis  Spilomelinae? - Diastictis ventralis
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Spilomelinae
Tribe Agroterini
Genus Diastictis
Species ventralis (Diastictis ventralis - Hodges#5255 )
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
White-spotted Brown Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diastictis ventralis (Grote & Robinson)
Orig. Comb: Botys ventralis Grote and Robinson 1867
* Phylogenetic sequence #156900
There are nine named species of Diastictis in America north of Mexico. (1), (2), (3)
Adults - Similar in external appearance to D. argyralis, but with the antemedial spots absent, the outer cell-spot often absent, and the postmedial, submarginal, and subapical spots small or minute. Ground color varying from orange-yellow to olivaceous fuscous, but rarely as dark as in dark forms of argyralis and psudargyralis; clear orange-yellow specimens appear mainly in the southernmost parts of the range (Munroe, 1956) [(4)
CA-FL-ME-WY, with a near absence of records from NM to GA - Map - MPG
Apr-Sep (BG data)
Print References
Powell, J A., and P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 180. (1)
Monroe, E. 1956. Restriction and Revision of the Genus Diastictis Hübner (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). (4)
Internet References
Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Restriction and revision of the genus Diastictis Hübner (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
Eugene Munroe. 1956. The Canadian Entomologist 88: 208-228.